Are baby hats with tie-strings safe?
July 7, 2011 10:43 PM Subscribe
Are baby hats with tie-strings OK, safety-wise, or are they a strangulation hazard?
posted by The Toad to grab bag (8 answers total)
I'm knitting a hat like this
and I was wondering why the type of bonnet/hat attached with tie-strings is not considered a strangulation hazard? It looks
unsafe to me, but on Google I couldn't find anything on it actually being dangerous. And as you know with baby stuff, you find warnings about all kinds of things if they are even remotely dangerous...
The specific type of fastening I mean is: one short strap/string on each side of the hat, to be tied under the baby's chin in a classic bow. Strings are about 5-8 inches long. This is for infants under 1 year of age.
There are numerous hats with this type of tie fastening on Amazon (example
). So they are not commonly considered unsafe, apparently?
And I guess if it really were dangerous there would have been some recalls - but I found nothing of that sort. (Btw, the only baby hat recall I found was for this
What do you think, Mefites? Can I use the standard tie-string design for my knitted baby hat or do I need to find something different?